Russell Simmons is an uber successful man; he’s a music producer, Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he runs many businesses, non profits, projects, and supports an impressive array many philanthropic, social and political causes. What’s interesting is that he attributes much of his success to his yoga and meditation practice. This video begins with […]
“Knowing that you don’t know is a transformative and powerful way of waking up.” ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Byron Katie is a teacher and leader in the world of self-inquiry. She teaches people to find freedom from suffering by not believing their thoughts, and her process for guiding people through this is called “The Work.” Jon Kabat-Zinn […]
It may seem like a stretch to say you can boost your productivity with emotional intelligence. On the surface, emotions don’t seem relevant to productivity. But research will tell you otherwise—EQ plays a significant role getting stuff done.
Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.
Founder of Wisdom 2.0, Soren Gordhamer said, “In this age that’s becoming increasingly digital, people generally have two questions: How do I make the time that I do spend in the digital world meaningful? And then also, how do I find the right balance, with my cell phone and Facebook and Twitter and all these […]
We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness. We are building technology that doesn’t support us staying in the present moment. And somehow … we as a society aren’t complaining about this. Let me ask you a few questions … Do you feel anxious when you can’t find your phone—even if it […]
Dr. Christine Carter, sociologist, researcher, and happiness expert at the University of California, Berkeley, offers some practical advice on managing the busy mode of our culture. It works for her—a mother of four, established author, and successful career woman—and she has a solid case backed by scientific research, that it will work for you, too. […]
This conversation between Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the eight-week mindfulness-based stressed-reduction program, and Soren Gordhamer, founder of the Wisdom 2.0 conference, was one of my favorite sessions from Wisdom 2.0 this year. It’s full of humor, inspiring quotes, research, and interesting perspectives on why mindfulness is gaining interest in America. It opens with a meditation, which […]
Richard Davidson is a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience, and Founder and Chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The awards he’s received, articles he’s published, and research he’s done is impressive, and […]
This week is Wisdom 2.0! The annual Wisdom 2.0 interactive conference addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. How can we live with […]